Thursday's Iowa State sports links

"It finally looks like a classy Big 12, big-time stadium."
Numerous story lines developing for 2002 season
Des Moines Register

"I don't begrudge those players down there one bit. I was obviously disappointed with how it transpired, and I feel bad for that football team. I felt as though the way (KU officials) handled it, I abandoned those guys."
Allen reflects on last November
Ames Tribune

"It's both the way the team performed and also the excitement of a new season and the students getting back. It's the first home game. I think we would've been busy this week no matter what, but there's a lot of enthusiasm around here."
Ticket sales pick up after last week's opener
Ames Tribune

"I think we are definitely making progress, at least from my freshman year 'til now it's a completely different team. We have a lot of depth, and we have more competition in the gym, which makes our practices more intense. It makes us prepared for our games better."
It's a new year for Cyclone volleyball
Ames Tribune

"It will be a difficult day for my five- and seven-year-olds. They've been cheering for the Jayhawks and they're Cyclones now. Having both of them show up might be confusing."
Allen has mixed feeling about facing former teawm
Waterloo Courier

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